lørdag den 5. november 2016

"beautiful island"

Despite Kristian and I both having work to do this weekend, we had planned a little outing Saturday just to get away for a bit. Eastern Market is one of our Detroit favorites and also our 2016 summer bucket list included a visit to the island in the middle of the Detroit River: Belle Isle.

So off we went.
Detroit Skyline

getting closer

now we are almost there

Oops. One wrong turn and this is what the center of Detroit can also look like

As always Eastern Market was a pleasure, and this time we even found the apples we have been hunting for since we tried them last year. I have never seen pinata apples before, nor have I ever heard of them, but they are the best apples we have ever tried:

We stayed for lunch at the food trucks. Luca had french fries (what else..... sigh) and Kristian and I got our lunch from a pasta/italian sandwich truck. The weather was perfect with blue sky, sunshine, and almost warm enough to wear only T-shirt. Nice!

After shopping fruits and veggies for next week, and after telling Luca that we were not going to buy the monstrous Hubbard squash for his teacher Mrs Hubbard:

 we continued to Belle Isle. It is an island turned into a park in the middle of Detroit River, smack in between Windsor and Detroit (see map here). The first thing you see after crossing the bridge is a giant US flag. I guess they want to make sure that people know they  have not accidentally crossed the order to Canada..... LOL.

It was truly living up to it's name of being a beautiful island on a beautiful sunny day.

Luca was however somewhat disappointed as he spotted a playground he really wanted to test. Well, the rain had caused it to sit in a pond........

No matter what is was unexpectedly nice outside today, and it felt really good to be outdoors. I wonder how long that will last!

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